Stiff competition in the smartphone industry has resulted in a myriad of affordable offerings with pretty decent specifications. In fact, most OEMs have come out with dedicated series offering quality smartphones at an affordable price, such as Lenovo’s A Series and Xiaomi’s Redmi smartphones. OPPO went a step ahead and launched a sub-brand called Realme to sell cheaper smartphones. When it comes to some of the recent offerings from these companies, such as the Lenovo A5, Redmi 6A, and Realme C1, it might be difficult for you to take your pick, but don’t worry, we have sorted it all out for you.
Lenovo A5 vs Redmi 6A vs Realme C1 Build, Display
Both the Xiaomi Redmi 6A and Lenovo A5 sport a 5.45-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. Both the phones also offer a screen-to-body ratio of around 73 percent. With a 6.2 inches IPS LCD screen and a screen-to-body ratio of 81 percent, the Realme C1 is a clear winner here.
Lenovo A5 vs Redmi 6A vs Realme C1 Hardware, Performance
The Lenovo A5 is fueled by the Mediatek MT6739 SoC, and is accompanied by 3GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of internal storage. Comparatively, the Redmi 6A fares better with the Mediatek Helio A22 SoC under the hood, along with 2GB or 3GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of ROM. Lastly, the Realme C1 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC and is flanked by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard memory. Given the Mediatek Helio A22 SoC chipset is made using the 12nm process, the Redmi 6A will give you a slightly better performance than the Realme C1, and a much better performance than the Lenovo A5.
Lenovo A5 vs Redmi 6A vs Realme C1 Software
All the three smartphones run Android 8.1 Oreo alongside their own UIs/OS such as MIUI 10 for the Redmi 6A, ZUI 3.1 for Lenovo A5, and ColorOS for the Realme C1. It all comes down to personal preference here so you will have to decide which one suits you better.
Lenovo A5 vs Redmi 6A vs Realme C1 Camera
The Lenovo A5 features a 13MP rear camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and an 8MP front camera with an aperture of f/2.2. It can shoot 720p videos at 30fps. The Redmi 6A also has a 13MP rear camera, but the selfie camera is 5MP with f/2.2 aperture. It can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps. And last, but certainly not the least, the Realme C1 has a dual rear camera system (13MP+2MP) and a 5MP selfie camera, with video shooting capabilities of 1080p@30fps.
Lenovo A5 vs Redmi 6A vs Realme C1 Battery Life, Connectivity
The Lenovo A5 packs in a 4000mAh battery, the Redmi 6A has a 3000mAh battery, and the Realme C1 has a huge 4230mAh battery. All the three phones offer Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB 2.0, and GPS for connectivity.
Offering a larger display, a bigger battery, and a dual camera system, the Realme C1 appears to be a better choice than the other two smartphones. The decision can be made even easier if you take a look at the price. The base variant of the Lenovo A5 costs Rs. 5,999, the Redmi 6A starts at Rs. 5,999, and the Realme C1 is slightly costlier at Rs. 6,990. However, we think that a thousand bucks is a small price to pay for the better features.
Check out our chosen one, the Realme C1, in the video below and let us know what you think: